To be honest, I’ve never had a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie before today. I have no idea why. I guess I’ve never really been a huge nut person in the past, but recently I’ve been giving nuts another chance. I was talking to one of my friends the other day and he mentioned that his favorite cookie was a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. I was a little surprised because you don’t hear about them too often. So, I decided to give them a try and boy am I so glad I did. These cookies have crispy outer edges, with a chewy and soft interior. Combine that with the crunch of salty macadamia nuts and melty white chocolate chips and I’m in absolute heaven. If you’ve never had a macadamia nut before they are a rather mild and smooth tasting nut. I really enjoyed the flavor of them. These cookies are definitely worth a try, you will not be disappointed!
Gluten Free White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/3 cups gluten free flour blend
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum if your blend doesn't already contain it
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment, combine butter, sugars, and vanilla extract.
- Blend until creamed together.
- Blend in the eggs, one by one.
- Gradually add in flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Mix together until dry ingredients are completely incorporated.
- Stir in macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Drop teaspoon sized rounds of cookie batter onto the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Source: Recipe from The Comfort of Cooking